Step 2: Identify your appropriate track and rank

School of Medicine non-university appointments and promotions

The below information acts as a guide for the conversation with your Academic Chair and Step 3.  The track and rank information is for you explore, but you cannot apply for a faculty appointment or promotion without first speaking and receiving approval from your Academic Chair.  If you do not know who your academic chair, you can use the faculty portal to assist you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

You can also find a printable version of the track descriptions here. Below you will see the policies, descriptions, ranks, and will lead you to Step 3 for the following tracks:

Clinician Educator

The Clinician Educator Track recognizes faculty who focus primarily on providing clinical care in addition to significant and continuing contributions to the education of Georgetown University students, residents and fellows or others in the medical field and service to GUMC. The defining feature of this track is a contribution to educational activities. Hence the name “Clinician Educator.”

Choose Your Rank

The examples shown in the Rubric for faculty ranks on the Clinician Educator track is intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Clinician Educator): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First Time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

Or

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty Only)


Clinician Scholar 

The Clinician Scholar Track recognizes faculty who make substantial and sustained contributions to the educational, scholarly, service and clinical missions of GUMC. The defining feature of this track is a requirement for scholarship which may take various forms. Hence the name “Clinician Scholar.”

Choose Your Rank

The examples shown in the Rubric for faculty ranks on Clinician Scholar track is intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Clinician Scholar): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First Time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

Or

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty Only)


Clinician

The Clinician Track recognizes faculty whose primary focus is clinical care and who also make sustained, but limited contributions to the education of Georgetown University students, residents, fellows or others in the medical field. Hence the name “Clinician.”

Choose Your Rank

The examples shown in the Rubric for faculty ranks on the Clinician track is intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Clinician): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First Time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

Or

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty Only)


Biomedical Educator

The Biomedical Educator Track recognizes faculty who make important and continuing contributions to the education of Georgetown University students and fellows and to others in the biomedical field in addition to providing service to GUMC. 

Choose Your Rank

The examples shown in the Rubric for faculty ranks on the Biomedical Educator track is intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Biomedical Educator): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

Or

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty Only)


Biomedical Scholar

The Biomedical Scholar Track recognizes faculty who make substantial and sustained contributions to the educational, research and service missions of GUMC.  It is intended to those scholars who are dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge to their field of study.

Choose Your Rank

The examples shown in the Rubric for faculty ranks on the Biomedical Scholar track is intended to provide faculty applicants and department chairs guidance as to the types of specific activities that the Committee on Appointments and Promotions believes are important indicators of achievement in education and scholarship at each level of appointment. The examples given are illustrative and not inclusive, and do not constitute a formal part of the standards for appointment and promotion. The Committee recognizes that there may be other important contributions that may show similar levels of achievement.

Step 3 (Biomedical Scholar): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty)

Or

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty Only)


Adjunct

The Adjunct Track is used to designate part-time members of the faculty who have the same qualifications as members of the ordinary faculty.

Choose Your Rank

Rubric for faculty ranks Adjunct track.

Step 3 (Adjunct): Discuss with your academic chair and apply for:

Appointment (First Time/Returning School of Medicine Faculty

Or

Promotion (Current School of Medicine Faculty Only)


Emeritus/Emerita

A retiree with a record of meritorious service to the University will be awarded an emeritus title by the appropriate Executive Vice President. The emeritus title would consist of the retiree’s pre-retirement title followed by the word ‘Emeritus/Emerita.’

For the purposes of this policy, a retiree is a Georgetown University faculty member or professional librarian who resigns his or her University appointment after satisfying the University’s age and length of service conditions for retirement benefitsPlease note, non-university employed individuals may satisfy these conditions even though they are not eligible for such benefits.

Emeritus/emerita faculty or librarians are eligible for continuation of library privileges and their email accounts. The provision of salaries, facilities, and additional amenities, is subject to the written approval of the relevant administrative officer.

Emeritus/Emerita status does not confer the right to participate in meetings of departments or other faculty governance bodies, or prohibit participation.

Step 3 (Emeritus/Emerita): Discuss with your academic chair and apply:

If you are interested in applying for Emeritus/Emerita, you must send the FA-1NU document and a letter requesting Emeritus/Emerita via email to the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dr. Elliott Crooke, copying the Director of Faculty Records and Data Management, Ivan Gray, and the Director of Academic Appointments and Promotions, Annie Alston.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.